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ISS/Fair 2005 Queens College/Queens High Schools
Investigative Science Rubric for Teachers & Students

Have we touched ALL the Bases?

   Criteria Standard Yes/No?
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Preliminary Observations and Explanations

Data Presentation
& Representation of
Procedures

Data
Interpretation
and Scientific Argument
 

Conclusions


Written and Oral
Communication
Have you demonstrated conceptual understanding by using scientific concepts to explain your observations?

Do you represent your data, procedures, and results employing numbers, tables, graphs, drawings, and artwork in ways which communicate your investigations?

Do you fully understand your evidence and your data?

Can you explain your procedures and the underlying scientific concepts?

Can you describe and support your conclusions based upon your evidence?

Are your procedures and results presented in clear and logical language?
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
A
P
P
L
I
C
A
T
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O
N
New
Questions

Alternative Explanations
and
Next Steps

 
Sources of Error
Trouble-shooting

Have you recorded new questions which were generated from your investigations?

Have you considered other possible explanations for your results? Have you proposed other investigations you would perform given more time and resources?

Do you recognize and state possible sources of error in your procedure and data collection? What are the limitations in accuracy and precision of the data and in your measurement techniques?
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
G
E
N
E
R
A
L
Creativity
Originality
 

 
 
Clarity and Organization
 

Communication:
Written and Oral
How do you demonstrate creativity and inventiveness in the approach, design, conduct, and presentation of your research project?

Are you careful, organized, and logical in planning and carrying out your investigations?
Are your presentations clear and organized to allow others to understand and reproduce the investigations?

In your presentation, have you demonstrated a thorough understanding of your investigation and its possible applications?
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
© Copyright 2005 by the ISS/Fair 2005 Committee.
This Rubric was created by Mark Miksic, Queens College, and Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS and the ISS/Fair 2003 Committee in January 2003. All uses of this rubric must carry this attribution.